James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century.
✦ James Joyce was born in the same year, Virginia Woolf.
✦ He was scared of thunder and lightning.
✦ His final words are said to have been “Does nobody understand?”.